Library book move and paging delays

Beginning January 22, the Research Library will be moving 225,000 books from GRI (STORAGE) to our off-site location (LIBRARY ANNEX). The move will take approximately three weeks, during which time the paging of books from both locations may be delayed by a day or two.

Once the move is complete, paging times will remain as is, with 10:00 a.m. being the cut-off time for paging materials from the Library Annex in order to receive them the same day.

As always, new material is shelved in the New Books area on L2 for two months and can also be searched in Primo by choosing the drop-down option called New Books:

Friday, January 19: Moth treatment scheduled in the Research Library

A moth treatment has been scheduled for this Friday, January 19, beginning at 9:00 p.m.

In preparation, please remove any items from the floor in your work area and place them on your desk, counter spaces, or shelves prior to the treatment. You do not need to worry about chairs, chair mats, or trash cans.

If you have food items stored in your workspace, you should remove them prior to the treatment. If you are unable to do this, you may consider discarding these items when you return.

The library will reopen on Saturday, January 20, but boxes should not be placed back on the floor until after the floor is vacuumed on Sunday.

Holiday Closure Dates

This year the Research Library will be closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, and during the following holiday period:

December 22 – January 1

Extended Readers may still use the library during the closure, with the exception of December 25 and January 1. However, library services and staff, including Circulation, Reference, and the Special Collections Reading Room, will not be available.

The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 2.

Happy Holidays!

Photo caption: Christmas Eve dinner, Billy and Olga Kluver’s home, 69 Appletree Row, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Shunk-Kender, 1970-1971. Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender photographs, 1957-1987. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.R.20

Getty Center to reopen, December 8

We are delighted to announce that the Getty Center and Villa will reopen for staff, visitors and school groups tomorrow, Friday, December 8, 2017. For hours and visitor information, visit

We are deeply grateful to the law enforcement and fire service personnel who worked so heroically to contain the Skirball fire. We are grateful as well for the work of Getty emergency staff.

We continue to be concerned for our neighbors across the freeway as they deal with the consequences of this fire.

Library access during Thanksgiving weekend

The Research Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 27.

While the library will be closed to all readers on Thursday, November 23, Extended Readers may still use the library until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, all day on Friday, November 24, and throughout the weekend. However, library services and staff, including Circulation, Reference, and the Special Collections Reading Room, will not be available.

Photo caption: Kindergarten Thanksgiving play (detail), Leonard Nadel, 1948. Leonard Nadel photographs and other material relating to housing and urban redevelopment in Los Angeles, Series II.B. Aliso Village. The Getty Research Institute, 2002.M.42